How COVID-19 has changed American Manufacturing

Gerber Technology’s Innovation center in New York City
  • In 1991, China, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Rep. and Italy were the most significant textile imports to the United States.
  • By 1998, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Canada and Korea were the largest textile imports to the United States.
  • In 2018, China, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and Mexico were the largest textile imports to the United States
Masks and Face shields being produced by bluemedia, a large immersive experience and décor printer in Arizona
New Balance shifted their manufacturing to make masks
  • Blood pressure cuffs
  • Body bags/ transport bags (ill or deceased)
  • Cots
  • Disposable Personal Protective Apparel
  • Face Shields — Plastic / Transparent
  • Hazmat suits/ durable protective apparel
  • Head covers
  • Hospital bed sheets/ pillowcases
  • Hospital privacy curtains
  • Lab coats
  • Medical beds
  • Medical equipment bags
  • Medical/ surgical face masks
  • Patient lifting systems (slings)
  • Patient restraint/ safety straps
  • Scrub suits
  • Shoe covers
  • Surgical drapes
  • Surgical Gowns
  • Textile components of heart monitoring devices
  • Towels
  • Triage/ medical tents and other temporary shelter

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